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A variant on an old joke
I got up this morning, and I wrote a song in my pajamas.
How a song got in my pajamas, I will never know.
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IS REY FROM STAR WARS VII A MARY-SUE?
IS REY FROM STAR WARS VII A MARY-SUE?
My immediate reaction is no. No, Rey is not a Mary-Sue. Because a Mary-Sue wraps the story around herself, until the entire story is about her. That does not happen in Episode VII: she certainly is relevant to the plot, but that’s because she’s the protagonist!
But I can see where these folks have a point: there are things about Rey that grate a bit, how she knows how to do so many things in the movie. I would say that she is on the border. But  let’s put her to the test:
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Putting rey to my Mary-Sue test 2.0:
Rey is
More skilled-
She is several times shown to have great skill at several things, particularly, piloting and repairing spaceships. She also is shown to be able to understand droid languages that most people need a translator droid for
More desired-
Different people desire her for different reasons: Discount Vader wants her for the map to Luke, Whatsisname the ex-Stormtrooper is attracted to her, Han Solo sees h
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Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu Test, Version 2.0
My first test (and every test that I have seen, actually) work by counting up character features and counting up the ‘score.’ In the context of the great variety of stories and settings, this is not a very accurate measure. In this test, I will try something different, in hopes of producing a more accurate test.
The point of this test is to help people to look at their characters, and understand if there is a problem, something that needs to be worked on, not to make anyone feel bad about their characters. So no putting other people's characters through the test and then going 'ha-ha! Your character's a Mary-Sue!'
What makes a Sue a Sue(or a Stu a Stu) is that they are MORE than any other character: more beautiful, they get more attention, they are more skilled, more strong, etc.
So, is  the character. . .
Better-liked-
More beautiful-
More strong-
More skilled-
(if the character is more skilled in multiple areas, each of which has bearing on the plot, add an extr
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 88
Some treasure maps are for real.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 87
Sometimes it’s good to have supper for breakfast.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 89
People who are cowards hate people who are not.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 86
The point to stop pushing is when someone pushes back.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 85
Heaven and Hell seem to me mere abstractions, what matters is this world, and what we do in it.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 84
I like even more being a good writer.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 83
I like being a writer.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 82
If you want to make your point with a sledgehammer, fine. But I object to a shovel.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 81
Writers and publishers are allowed to hate, but only an editor can truly despise.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 80
Israel is a very small country, and we are surrounded by people who want to kill us all. If we are sometimes a little overzealous in Israel’s defense, I do not think that any reasonable person could fault us for it.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 79
Israel is the only Jewish country in the world; it is the only Jewish country for almost 2,000 years, and in those 2,000 years, we have learned that it is a really bad thing to be a people without a country.
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Quote of the Day, Series 4: 78
Even as we despair, we must allow others their hope.
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Half-chewed popcorn went up my nose; not an experience I care to repeat.
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I've been successful!
So I finally got to have MY babies back home with me where they belong and I am so glad my sister in law was able to take care of them while I couldn't have them because of DSS. But I have to say that through this past year up until now, I made many new friends and a class I've been taking has helped me see that my marriage was bad for me since day one. I'm going to write a book about it one day so other women out there in abusive relationships can realize it before its too late. I won't use anyones real names for their personal identity safety but the book will tell many other things along with my own personal story. I have also been with my boyfriend almost 8 months now, this time has gone by so fast and he is so great to me and he's good to me more than I deserve sometimes. He loves my kids and my daughter calls him daddy so I'm glad she has someone she can have for her in her life as a father since she doesn't have her real one here for her. My son has yet to talk but he will learn
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I got up this morning, and I wrote a song in my pajamas.

How a song got in my pajamas, I will never know.
And a Merry Christmas to all you lovely Goys out there.
Climate changes - that's a fact. But let us suppose for a moment that the planet is warming up, let us suppose for a moment that this is due to Human activity.

1: How is this a problem?

2: What solution can you offer?
I've been thinking about Adoptables a lot recently, y'know, adoptable characters, that you can buy or trade from other people, and I find it a little disturbing how very little it takes for someone to call something a character.

I have a character, a Star Wars OC who I adopted from someone else - this person posted in the forums a little contest, and the winner would get the character. I figured, 'sure, why not?' so I won the contest, and I discovered that the character consisted entirely of. . . a name.

No picture, no story, no bio, or description. A name. And that was an adoptable character.

This seems to be an extreme case, but I have other adoptables who, before I got them, consisted of a picture. Again, no name, no description, no bio, a plain, black-and-white lineart picture. I'm sure I am not typical of people who get adoptables, and it could very well be that my experience is nothing like that of most people, but it is a valid experience.
If you make an adoptable, it should have these things:

A picture.

A description.
(a picture is good, a description is good; together, the two are great!)

Something about the character's history.

Something of the character's personality.

I am more than a it tired of adoptable 'characters' who don't have any actual character. If it's something like a pet from a non-sentient species, then character is less important, but it does seem to be something a lot of people forget about.

What do you think? Do people who make adoptables often leave out important things? Or perhaps do some people go a bit overboard? I'd like to know what you think.

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Jochannon Adar Mahler
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Israel
I'm a guy with an Autism-Spectrum disorder just trying to get on with life, living on a small Moshav (farming village) app. seven kilometers from Gaza.

I am an editor and publisher, founder and general guy-in-charge of Fanatical-Publishing publisher and editor of BGFS, the fan fiction magazine; come check it out; you won't be disappointed.

I'm also a writer; it is my dream to eventually get paid for my work, but that for now is a pipe dream. In the meantime, I write Sci-Fi and Fantasy, as well as about politics, history, and military theory.

I do fan fiction too; my modern fantasy series 'Lurk' is bogged down(my old computer died, taking all my reference material with it); I also do some Warhammer and WH40K fanfic.

Ive started a superhero series: Gunslinger, visible in the upper-left corner of my page; really good, you should see it.

I draw some too, not very well, but I'm getting better; mostly stuff to illustrate my stories, but also a bunch of random stuff too.


Art Trades:

I'm willing to do just about anything for anybody; just leave a comment anywhere convenient that you want to do one.

Current Residence: house 102 Moshav Shoqeda
Favourite genre of music: Folk, rock, jazz, swing, heavy metal, sea shanties, Irish folk
Favourite photographer: Mark Jones
Favourite style of art: none, really: I like all kinds.
Operating System: Mac(preferred) PC(current)
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Shell of choice: Oyster
Wallpaper of choice: Plain white for me
Skin of choice: My own? Whose else should I be wearing?
Favourite cartoon character: Scooby-Doo
Personal Quote: 'There is nothing inherently wrong with being selfish'
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:wave: Hey! Thanks for the visit and welcome to :devart:
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